Advice from a future leader.
“When we experience disappointment we quickly run to the nearest rationalization to purchase a protective armor, so as to never let disappointment hurt us again. We stop living for something beautiful and start accepting something mediocre.
“In romance, we stop living for the ‘ride off into the sunset’ endings, and start settling for ‘jerks-that-are-interested-in-only-one-thing’ and flirts that only ‘want to feel special for a night.'”